Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Book Review: Dark kiss by Michelle Rowen

Summary from Goodreads:

Dark kiss (Nightwatchers,1)
 by Michelle Rowen

Published:May 22nd 2012
Pages: 352 pages
Published by: Harlequin Teen 
Age group: Young adult



I don't do dangerous.

Smart, ├╝ber-careful, ordinary Samantha-that's me. But I just couldn't pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me...something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It's like part of me is missing-and I don't know if I can get it back.

Then there's Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he's keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he's what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me....

NIGHTWATCHERS

When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising...


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Full review:
When I first saw this book I was not fond of the cover,though it did intrigue me so I read the description on the back and I decided to read it. And im glad I did. Also the cover has kind of grown on me since reading the book.(though there's still some aspects im not fond of but this is not a cover review its a book review).
               The book is about a girl named Samantha a seemingly ordinary high school student that gets a kiss from her longtime crush.And that kiss starts a whole story full of twists and turns.I thought this book was good it had a good beginning and the action and supernatural things started happening early, by page 17 and it kept up throughout the book without making it feel rushed or it being too much just the perfect amount of magic, action,romance and normal school life.
               With the story`s plot line and the kind of foe Samantha is facing it can get a bit weird at parts with the social interactions (I do not want to give anything away so i`ll leave it at that) But as the book goes on you kind of get used to it in a way,and when you do you get to thinking that though a bit weird, its an interesting twist to an angel and demon story (that im seeing alot of lately in YA books ) and it also makes the main character more cautious.Also what the foe is after is also interesting and always keeps you guessing at some point I thought the foe/the villain wanted to kill the main character, then I thought she actually wanted to help her, at some point I thought she was nice and at one point I thought she was evil.The villain called Natalie always had you second guessing things with what she would say,right up to the very end. I though it was interesting that the villain could be perceived more than one way and even in the end your still not sure of her motives.She was an interesting character.
       That brings me to another point The characters.I thought most characters where really good like Kraven and Bishop they had a good back story full of secrets, and they had deph to them.One thing that I disliked was one or two decisions made by the main character Samantha for example:

(warning minor spoilers ahead in italic) 



after meeting and then realizing how dangerous a certain person is she leaves her best friend in the same building as that person while knowing her friend is angry at this said dangerous person and also knowing this dangerous person is angry at her. What could go wrong?






 But honestly there was only one or two of those ``don't open the door moments``( as in scary movies where you know something bad is gonna happen if he or she opens the door and he or she is clueless and does it anyway) Saying that those moments did not in the least stop me from enjoying the book.Thinking about it now ,these moments may have made it a bit more intense since there were so few of them, it made you keep reading to see if you where right.
          Now onto the romance,the romance was pretty good but the author did not go too in depths with it.Though at the end they do have a strong loving each other thing going on. It did happen a bit suddenly, by that I mean that there love for each other at the end was escalating in big bounds, though I didn`t really realize that fact when I was reading the scenes only after.They are a good couple and they literally need each other to live,but also can`t be together, so I have a feeling there might be some more romance in the sequel to Dark kiss named Wicked kiss .
So to sum it up this is a great read lots of supernatural,and mystery.It kept me thoroughly entertained and wanting to find out what happens next.

My rating:





Afterthought I have also read the demon princess series by Michelle Rowen (a little while ago) and its another great series.Click Here for the summary on Michelle Rowen`s site and a look at the first chapter,

Quick review:
 - Interesting concept on the popular theme of Angels and Demons.
 - Good romance where the characters are dependent on each other. But the romance could have been more developed.
 - Characters where well executed and many had some deph to them.
 - Good ending, making you want to read the sequel
- Good villain that kept you guessing
 - Good pace


 And I will leave you with quotes from the book :) :

“Did you follow me here?"
"Something like that."
I let out a frustrated groan. "Can't anyone just talk to me straight? Why is everyone avoiding my damn questions tonight?"
Bishop's brows went up. "Okay, fine. Yes, I followed you here. Better?"
"Yes. Stalkery, but better."
"I'm not stalking you."
"Spoken like a true stalker”

- Michelle Rowen ,Dark kiss

“Need some help?' he asked.
'Yes!' I yelled at him 'Help us!'
'What's the magic word?'
'Now!'
'Close enough.”
 

- Michelle Rowen ,Dark kiss 



Aurelia <3




Monday, 26 August 2013

I Can't wait for this book to come out

Like the title says this is a book I can't wait to read the Shadowhunters codex here are the description from goodreads and Cassandra Claire's website :



 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shadowhunter’s Codex

The Clave is pleased to announce the newest edition of the Nephilim’s oldest and most famous training manual: the Shadowhunter’s Codex. Since the thirteenth century, the Codex has been the young Shadowhunter’s best friend. When you’re being swarmed by demons it can be easy to forget the finer points of obscure demon languages or the fastest way to stop an attack of Raum demons. With the Codex by your side, you never have to worry.
Now in its twenty-seventh edition, the Codex covers it all: the history and the laws of our world; how to identify, interact with, and if necessary, kill that world’s many colorful denizens; which end of the stele is the end you write with. No more will your attempt to fight off rogue vampires and warlocks be slowed by the need to answer endless questions from your new recruits: What is a Pyxis? Why don’t we use guns? If I can’t see a warlock’s mark, is there a polite way to ask him where it is? Where do we get all our holy water? Geography, History, Magic, and Zoology textbook all rolled into one, the Codex is here to help new Shadowhunters navigate the beautiful, often brutal world that we inhabit.
Do not let it be said that the Clave is outdated or, as the younger Shadowhunters say, “uncool”: this new edition of the Codex will be available not only in the usual magically-sealed demonskin binding, but also in a smart, modern edition using all of today’s most exciting printing techniques, including such new features as a sturdy clothbound cover, a protective dust jacket, and information about title, author, publisher, and so on conveniently available right on the cover. You’ll be pleased to know that it fits neatly into most satchels, and unlike previous editions, it rarely sets off alarm wards.
The old woodcuts and engravings have been replaced as well: instead, you’ll find lavish modern illustrations by some of the brightest luminaries of the fantastic. Creatures, weapons, people, and places have been carefully and accurately rendered by the likes of Rebecca Guay, Charles Vess, Jim Nelson, Theo Black, Elisabeth Alba, and Cassandra Jean. Chapters are beautifully introduced by the drawings of Michael Kaluta, and along with our condensation of the classic 2,450-page tome, A History of the Nephilim, you will find a selection of the best of the lovely illustrations of that volume by John Dollar.
This edition of the Codex will be available in Institute libraries and what mundanes sometimes call “book stores” in September, 2013 .
[CLARY ADDS:
Hey. Um, Clary Fray here. Hi. Look, the Codex is full of useful information — Simon says it’s like a game manual for being a Shadowhunter — and that’s great. But it’s a little stuffy, for one thing, and for another you probably know by now that the Clave’s versions of things aren’t...always the most accurate. And then there’s all the stuff that’s been going on lately -- it’s way out of date now! So this is not just the Codex -- this is my copy of the Codex. I’ve made a ton of notes and tried to fix it when things seem not exactly right in the official story. Jace added some of his notes too. There’s also a whole bunch of my drawings and sketches in there...hope you like them!
Oh, also, it is maybe possible that a certain vampire friend of mine may have taken my Codex and made his own comments in there too. Just ignore him, he only wants attention.]
From cassandraclare.com

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The Shadowhunters' Codex

by Cassandra Clare, Joshua Lewis

The Clave is pleased to announce the newest edition of the Nephilim’s oldest and most famous training manual: the Shadowhunter’s Codex. Since the thirteenth century, the Codex has been the young Shadowhunter’s best friend. When you’re being swarmed by demons it can be easy to forget the finer points of obscure demon languages or the fastest way to stop an attack of Raum demons. With the Codex by your side, you never have to worry.

Now in its twenty-seventh edition, the Codex covers it all: the history and the laws of our world; how to identify, interact with, and if necessary, kill that world’s many colorful denizens; which end of the stele is the end you write with. No more will your attempt to fight off rogue vampires and warlocks be slowed by the need to answer endless questions from your new recruits: What is a Pyxis? Why don’t we use guns? If I can’t see a warlock’s mark, is there a polite way to ask him where it is? Where do we get all our holy water? Geography, History, Magic, and Zoology textbook all rolled into one, the Codex is here to help new Shadowhunters navigate the beautiful, often brutal world that we inhabit.

Do not let it be said that the Clave is outdated or, as the younger Shadowhunters say, “uncool”: this new edition of the Codex will be available not only in the usual magically-sealed demonskin binding, but also in a smart, modern edition using all of today’s most exciting printing techniques, including such new features as a sturdy clothbound cover, a protective dust jacket, and information about title, author, publisher, and so on conveniently available right on the cover. You’ll be pleased to know that it fits neatly into most satchels, and unlike previous editions, it rarely sets off alarm wards.

The old woodcuts and engravings have been replaced as well: instead, you’ll find lavish modern illustrations by some of the brightest luminaries of the fantastic. Creatures, weapons, people, and places have been carefully and accurately rendered by the likes of Rebecca Guay, Charles Vess, Jim Nelson, Theo Black, Elisabeth Alba, and Cassandra Jean. Chapters are beautifully introduced by the drawings of Michael Kaluta, and along with our condensation of the classic 2,450-page tome, A History of the Nephilim, you will find a selection of the best of the lovely illustrations of that volume by John Dollar.

This edition of the Codex will be available in Institute libraries and what mundanes sometimes call “book stores” in [OCTOBER], 2013


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As you might have guessed I am a big fan of Cassandra Clare's books and have read all the books in the mortal instruments and infernal devices series.
         I give 5 stars for both series the characters are really great and so is the plot line.There's action, Romance, Supernatural things and comedy in the books.What else can you ask for.I recommend these book if you have not read them.read them.(of course if your a fan of things mentioned above)
        Ok so im getting off topic The Shadowhunters Codex is set to come out on October 29 2013 .Bassically its seems to me as a unique peek into the world of Shadowhunters and another way to explore and jump into the world ofSshadowhunters.One of the things im most excited about is that Cassandra Clare said that there will be write ins from some of the characters such as Simon,Clary and Jace im the most excited for Clary's drawings and Jace's comments because honestly if its anything like his lines in the books :

Investigation?" Isabelle laughed. "Now we're detectives? Maybe we should all have code names."
"Good idea," said Jace. "I shall be Baron Hotschaft Von Hugenstein.”
Cassandra Clare,
City of Bones

Come in. And try not to murder any of my guests."
Jace edged into the doorway, sizing up Magnus with his eyes. "Even if one of them spills a drink on my new shoes?"
"Even then.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones


I should be good,though to be honest everyone in the series has some pretty good lines but Jace is after all is Will's (from Infernal Devices) descendant.
Oh random bit of information it says the book is written by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis.So I was thinking who is Joshua Lewis?He is apparently Cassandra Clare's husband.I did not know that .Now i do :).


Only 64 days left until its released,A review should be up some time after the release date.


A little note for last if you are a Mortal instruments fan or a Infernal devices fan, you can check out some deleted scenes and other cool stuff on Cassandra Claire's website under my writing like finding out why Will is afraid of ducks .



Aurelia <3

First post / Introduction and some pretty awesome pictures

Hello person reading this blog!As this is my first post, I have done some looking around and most people have there first post on introductions and about me .Well all I really have to say about me is in the about me section,and I do not have really anything else to add to that.I love to read and would like to share the awesomeness of books through my posts and reviews with anyone who will read the blog.So as this is a sadly short post I thought I would put some book related pictures that I think are pretty awesome in the below direction :) . Hopefully some of them will make you smile and or think.

That would definitely be awesome I love the child's expression.The magic of books.



 I Have yet to read a John Green book.I know apparently there pretty amazing books as my friends have told me multiple times.Saying that I really love this quote.



Of course superman reads! I just thought it was a pretty cool picture.


 That pretty much says it all.Whoever says reading is not important should well...... read more.(And maybe read the Harry Potter books because Hermione has saved them from multiple things and most of the solutions came from books,the chamber of secrets,the book Dumbledore left Hermione ect....)




 How many time have you stopped reading a book in the middle of the page and then when you come back to read again it takes a minute to find the line you where at .Well problem solved it really is a simple idea I wonder why no one ever tried selling these before.The precise bookmark.


A book street. Pretty cool place as far as im concerned.






And lastly a scene from a Disney movie that I find pretty good, the princess reading with her prince.

Ok so that`s it for my first post I have some more images that I wanted to put but didn`t as to not make this post too long but I might do another post later on to put those couple of images for you guys to see.Oh and also I lied that wasn`t the last image I had to squeeze this one in. Enjoy the image below some people might not find it funny but im sure someone will enjoy the joke.



Aurelia